The reasons why the show of controversial Nigerian singer, Naira Marley was cancelled in Cameroon, has been revealed.
Naira Marley was billed to perform at Chariot Hotel, Buea, Cameroon, on Valentine’s Day, but the show was cancelled due to opposition by Cameroonian artistes.
Meanwhile, sources have also disclosed that the venue for the concert was changed twice, before the cancellation of the show.
In confirmation of the development, the organiser of the show, Prince Mykel Enobi, released a press statement which read in part, “Until last night, The Naira Marley Valentine experience was scheduled for Sunday 14th February at the Chariot Hotel, Buea, but the venue was moved to the Limbe Amusement Park, Mile 4.
“This eleventh-hour change is as a result of popular demand from Marlians, space constraints and the increasing demand for tickets from fervent Naira Marley fans and 237 music lovers across the national triangle, who have expressed their desire to see their superstars in a bigger space!
“Like the expression goes, the bigger the better! Network Lounge & Cliq Empire apologises for any inconveniences this might have caused to those who had already purchased the tickets. We will like to restate and reaffirm our desire to give you an indelible Valentine Experience with Naira Marley and other 237 music prodigies – Fhish, Askia, Mic Monsta, Show Yoh, Taron X and a host of others. The after-party will be communicated within the hours ahead.”
Due to the sudden cancellation, Naira Marley has made comments, in form of an apology especially to his fans, through a video. He also stated reasons that the show could not happen.
In Naira Marley’s words, “I am live and direct in Cameroon but I am going to apologise firstly that the show is not happening today, it has been postponed for obvious reasons.
“I am here, it is lit and I am having fun; the food is nice and I like the view. We are going to do this bigger and better very soon. The promoters tried their best but for obvious reasons, it cannot happen.”